It's been a busy few months ~ and a special G'day Genevive and thanks for your information.
Following my diagnosis I was stented at Tamworth hospital where as fortune has it, there is a GI Specialist.
I had a follow-up consult with the GI Specialist at John Hunter (in Newcastle) who stated that neither chemo nor radio therapy was an option and early August I had a permanent metal stent replace the plastic. Since Photodynamic therapy is not available in Australia I would now be referred to Oncology and Palliative care.
It's now four months since the original stenting and I've got to admit that I feel remarkably well ~ no pain, no discomfort and no restrictions in mobility. My BP is stable and well within the 'good' area and my weight has stabilised at 80Kg (+/- 2Kg)....I feel a little more tired than usual and get knocked up a bit earlier ~ but whether that's down to the cc or being 73 I don't know.
Now that the merry-go-round has slowed, I'll look in more frequently and hopefully may even be able to bring a bit of cheer to my fellow travellers.
Thanks for being here.